We invite you to share an intimate evening in a elegant home, share literary or musical performance and home cooked meal with key international writers, musicians and artists…

photos courtesy of Leo Almeida

The Baldwin Gallery offers three quarterly art salons in its beautiful home environment. Guests are invited for wine, a reading or lecture, followed by a vegetarian buffet dinner.

The Baldwin Gallery offers art in context and relationship, forges connections between artists of all disciplines from the Americas, the UK or Europe, while creating community and fostering the spirit of collaboration in London. The salon series is not merely a reading or performance series, it is a chance for audiences and artists to engage and exchange ideas.

Three interdisciplinary salons are offered in conjunction with every art show. These may consist of: The Book Case, The Music Box, or Who Knew It.

The Book Case

Behind The Baldwin Gallery is, unusually, a novelist: Dennison (Baldwin) Smith is an award-winning writer, and, as such, she is in contact with the many of the most interesting novelists and poets writing today. The Book Case features one or several international authors whose work has direct or tangential relevance to the current art show.

The Music Box

Kandinsky said, ‘The eyes are made for astronomy, the ears for harmony, and these are sister sciences.’ Goethe declared architecture to be ‘frozen music’, and the writer Walter Pater pronounced that ‘all art aspires towards the condition of music’. Playing on the experience of synesthesia, The Music Box features musicians or performers whose work gives voice or rhythm to the art.

Who Knew It

Art examines life by creating its own singular version, but academia employs analysis, dissection, and discussion. Because the creations of art don’t exist undisturbed or uninspired by politics, society and history, we will bring in academics and experts to speak on everything from Native American history to Paris ’68 to protecting our old growth forests.